Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This is harder than it looks....

So planing a wedding is kind of hard. I just can't seem to get out of the "Day Dream" stage of being engaged and in to "I'm getting married and need to plan this before (at the least) August of 2012!" stage just long enough to put some of my thoughts on to paper. But when I start all I seem to write is My Name next to his. And my name with his last name and what not!! Gerrrrr.... I am quite frustrated with myself. But I should enjoy that. I think I deserve some time to just day dream a bit longer. Because now when I dream I can put a face to the man at the alter who has been waiting for me all his life. See HIS face looking deep into mine and hearing HIS voice say "I Do!" It's what I've been dreaming of. And now those dreams are coming true. And now I'm starting to think that it's all happening all too fast!!!
 Ok... just breath.... take a drink of coffee.... ok that's better. You are still just ENGAGED! you have time. A year and a half is plenty of time to figure out colors and dresses and who will be there and what kind of cake and find a dress or make your own dress. It's going to be ok.
 Sigh. "Lord. Fill me with peace! Lend me some insight. Hold my hand till he takes it. Then hold us in your arms while we are in each others. Guide me through this. Bless us. Keep us. Show us your way with this. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen"
 There I feel much better.
Well now. Tonight I am going ice skating with my fieance'. Our first date sense Christmas Eve. Tomorrow is a home school get together at his house. I can't wait for that. I'll get to see friends who I have not seen in a very long time. I get to show off my ring. (Which I really like doing. Is that silly or what!?!?) And I'll just get to have fun and chill.
 Friday New Years Eve, will be a nice night. Dad, little sis, fieance' and I are going to a Blue Jackets Hockey game. I love hockey. I don't really know why. I guess it's because I can understand the rules better and I know how to keep score. New Years Day, lunch at my grandparents and then dinner with my family and fieance'.
 Sunday. Well Sunday is going to be VERY interesting. I'm going to go to my (soon to be) in-laws church and after I will be going out with my (soon to be) little sister-in-law and our friend for lunch and after lunch they are taking me to go get my nose pierced. I can't wait for that. Every time I think of nose piercings I think of Rebecka. And how the servant put gold rings in her nose to show that she is promised to her beloved. I like that. But I'm not going to get a gold ring. Just a small stud to start with.
 But yea. That is whats been going through my mind sense last time we spoke.
  Well I am going to go get ready to go out to lunch with my older sister. Have a Blessed day.
With Love, Prayers and Blessings.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A very Marry Christmas......

 Well this was certainly a Christmas to remember. First my Mom, Dad, Little Sister and Boyfriend and I went to my older sisters house for Christmas Eve. We opened presents, and ate some food.
 At about five o'clock my boyfriend and I got ready to go out. It was a surprise date for me. We left my sisters house and drove for what seemed for ever and I finally saw hints to where we were going. We were heading to where we go Contra dancing. I was a little happy to be going there, I mean I've not been dancing for a while and it would be nice to go again. Well we pull up to the dance hall and I notice that all of the lights int he building were out and there were no cars in the lot. I was just a tad confused. "There is no one here." I said. "I know." said my boyfriend as he got out of the car. I get out and hold my coat close to me against the cold night. It was lovely outside. As we walked around to the front of the building he stopped me and we stood under a street lamp. "We have been dating for 1 year, 6 months, 25 days, and 23 hours. This is where I took you dancing for the first time on April 22, 2009. And that was the night I first held your hand. This is also where we went to our first waltz May 30, 2009 and I asked you to be my girlfriend. Thus started our courtship and deeper friendship. I want you to look at some pictures I have for you." and here he hands me some pictures. The pictures were of places that play a part of our friendship and courtship. Where we first met, his house, my house, his dorm, and the place where we went to our swing dance lessons. The last picture was of a ring...... I look over to see my boyfriend down on one nee with a box and a beautiful ring. I immediately start to cry. He said, "We have been through a long journey together and i know that we have grown together and grown closer to God as well, and I'm asking that we continue our journey. Will you MARRIE ME!?"
I can't believe it my self. It was so romantic. And sweet. It was the best Christmas present I've ever received. I love him so much. And we are growing more in love with every day!
 We are planing on getting married sometime in 2012. That way he can finish college and we will have a few months to plan. Maybe October. I love the fall. And it well be a wonderful outdoor fall wedding.
 Christmas day was great too. I and my sister each got a new sewing machine, and I got some drinking glasses and a crock pot for my hope chest.
 This Was The Best Christmas Ever.
I pray that your Christmas was just as wonderful. God Bless.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Oh, Baby it's Cold Out Side....

 "I really can't stay(baby it's cold outside), I have to 'way(baby it's cold outside), This evening has very nice(I'll take you hands their cold as ice)....I really can't stay...Oh, but Baby it's Cold OutSide!"

 I love that song so very much. I never want to leave my nice warm(ish) house in the winter. And if there is snow on the gound... ForGetIt!! :) But if I really must I do enjoy seeing the world covered in glitter and gleam!
 Winter is a nice season to look at. I hate being in the snow on really cold, windy days. But if it's a nice some what warm, gentle breeze kind of day, I like going out and taking pictures of and kicking up the snow.
 Today is one of the first days of snow. It's sticking to the ground and falling ever so much. It started snowing last night and is still sifting from the sky. It really is pretty to look at but it's way too cold for me. So I'll stay in today.

 Well only 23 days till Christmas, I count Christmas Eve as Christmas day as well because we go to my older sisters house and open a few presents. I'm not sure what this Christmas will bring sense my boyfriend and I are a little more serious this year. Maybe after my Grandparents leave my house I may go to his house or he can come over to mine then switch so we can see each others families. I do count his family as mine because I am friends with all of his siblings and his mom is sweet and step dad is a hoot and a holler!! :)
 I can't wait till Christmas. I love the music, the decorations, gift giving!!! It's great. But I do have to admit that I am kind of relieved when it's over because as it gets closer and closer I get so stressed.
But I do love Christmas.

 On the 6th, is my dad's and boyfriends birthday! Dad will be (dare I say?!?) *4years old. (hahaha not I shan't get in to trouble!) and my boyfriend shall be 21! My birthday is two months away tomorrow! I'll be 20!!! OH GOODNESS 20!!
 No I am not ready for my birthday. I am not in college and really can't decide if I want to go. And who knows if I'll be planning a wedding or will be single, or still with him?!?!? OH I"M NOT READY! But it's the Lords will that I get older every year so I shall embrace it and greet it with a smile and prayer!!!

 Well I'm running out of things to talk about. So I shall go and knit and write a song maybe!! :)
With Love, Prayers, and Blessings.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Driving, Swing Dance, and Sweet Hearts!

 So as of October 15, I have been driving to my boyfriends college to take a Swing Dance class! It's really fun and it's great to see him once a week. I am learning a lot in this class, like a move called the "Pretzel" and a dip/drop called the "Chain-Saw"!! I'll have to do a little video post one day and show them to you! I am also learning to trust my boyfriend a little more. Because if I didn' t then the moves would turn out not so great and the class would not be fun at all. So in learning to trust him I learn to just let my self go and lean into the dip, or glide in to the drop/fall and know that he wont drop me (on purpose) or let me fall and get hurt. Now I do come out of the class with some sore muscles and a bruise or two, but that's a given with me. I'm small and frail, and I'm accident prone!
 But the class is really fun and it's nice to be around some fellow college kids.
Every other week I cook dinner for me and 'darling' (I'm trying to come up with a good nick name for him!!) and in the weeks in between he cooks! It works out ok. We do bicker and 'fight'a little in the kitchen because we were both taught differently on how to cook certain things, but after we get over it and just enjoy each others company and laugh and watch movies!
 Now I mention Driving in my title because it's a 45 min. drive to the college! And my car has an AM radio only! So needless to say I don't listen to music on the way there. So I sit in silence and think and pray and drive! Sometimes I do take my Mp3 and plug in the speakers to listen but that only lasts so long. So again I sit in silence.
 I don't mind it at all anymore. Because I read in a book, God is in the Small Stuff. And it all Matters. by Bruce and Stan, and it said that you should give God at least an hour out of your day to just sit and listen. Now I know I can't drive and read the Bible at the same time but I can drive and pray and talk and listen to God!! And that gets me ready to face what ever I may be going to. Like the store, or dance class, or work. What ever it may be I have given some time to God and I feel that He is with me. So then I can fall into the "Death-Drop+Double Pretzel+Mop" combo and not get mad that I may have been dropped on the floor or have a huge bruise on my shin or bottom. Because "you must be slow to anger". I may get frustrated or stern, but I still have faith and love!
 And now for the "Sweet Hearts" part!!!
For me to be in this dance class, my boyfriend has to wake up at 6:30am to get ready to go the class/dance room to sign us both up at 7:00am sharp EVERY Monday morning!
 And if that is not sweet enough......
Last night November 3, 2010. My boyfriend wanted to take me out to go swing dancing for practice. So I got my dress ready, did my hair, put my shoes on and went to his apartment. We leave. We get to the dance studio, and as we walk up to the door I look in the windows and almost fell to my knees crying! Every one else was wearing sweat pants and tennis shoes! I was wearing a semi formal dress with high heals (very comfy dance shoes.) and purls! I felt so out of place! We go inside and I refuse to take off my jacket. I start to cry. My boyfriend doesn't know what to do so he just does what he's good at. Being a dork! He asked me to roll up the sleeves of his white bottom up shirt. As I do a little light bulb went off.
 Me, "Are you wearing anything under this shirt?" My BF, "Yea....Why?" Me, "Is it a tee shirt or a muscle (tank top) shirt?" BF, "Tee shirt. Why?" Me, "Could you give my the button up?!?!" BF, "Sure."
 So he goes to the bathroom, comes out with shirt in hand. I grab it, run to the bathroom, take off dress, put on shirt (which was almost longer than my dress!!) put dress back on over shirt, took shoes off and came out some what semi formal casual. I probably looked a bit funny but I was more comfy with the shirt on!
 SO! If those two things don't show how sweet my boyfriend is and how much I love him, then I guess you should rent a romantic movie. :) He is my sweet heart and I his!
 Well that's all for now. I'm very sleepy and cold. So I shall go to bed. Good night reader! Sweet Dreams and Blessings.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Under the "Weather"

 Well it's fall around here and one way you can really tell is by the change in weather in just one day. Let me explain, while at work I'll arrive in jeans, work boots (they keep my toes warm), a long sleeved shirt, a button up flannel shirt and a zip up hoodie. As the day goes on I'll loose the hoodie. Then the sun will get warmer around 1:30pm now so by then I'll take off the flannel shirt. So I'm left with my cute long sleeved and new jeans. But then around 4:00pm sometimes even 3:30pm it starts to get cooler so back on goes the flannel shirt. Then by the time I get home I'm right back to where I started. About four layers of clothes! Go on and say it, I know, I'm a silly girl for wearing that many layers this early in the season. But I have an excuse, I'm thin so I need more installation. HAHAHAHA!!!! (plus I hate being cold.)

 Well with the start of this new season, I've been trying to keep myself busy. I've been Christmas shopping when ever I can and I've been trying to get together with some friends. I've been going to church and Sunday school. I've also been doing some knitting and crocheting!
 Right now I'm working on knitting some BIG strips to quilt together for an afghan for my hope chest! I got the prettiest yarn. It's full of fall colors. Deep purple, golden orange, bright yellow and brilliant red! I also got some dark brown and light orange to make some strips to go with it! I can't wait till it's done. I'm still knitting the first one. It's 100sts wide and will be very long.  The pattern I'm using is, Knit 2, Purl 2. I love how it looks. I'll post some pictures when I get farther along. It's going to be so beautiful!
 I love Fall!! The colors, the cool air, the way the leaves look when they fall in the wind! I think the leaves look like multi-colored glitter falling on the land-scape!! I just love it!

Well not much has been going on here on our little hobby farm. Just the same old same. My little sister is taking care of her animals. I cut the rabbits hair (to spin into yarn). And every one has been working. Mom and sis are working on a farm not far from here. They help with pony rides, hay rides and pumpkin painting. One of my dearest friends works there too. Dad is still working hard to make sure we have what we need to get by, and I'm still working at the golf course! Though that will end soon because of the weather and what not. So I'm on the search for a new job for winter and spring. Then it's on to college(maybe).
 That's about it for now. I'll work on some of me pictures to post here soon.

With Love, Prayers, Blessings, and Warm Thoughts.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Fall Is Falling!!!!

Well, Fall is coming! I love fall. The colors, the smells, the cooler weather! It's just perfect.
 But with the end of one season, comes another. Summer into fall, hate into love, sadness into hope. Fall gives me some new hope every year. Because I know what is coming after, winter. I really don't like winter, but after winter is spring. So fall is really an awakening to me. Like the bold colors of the trees and whisper of the wind are reminding me that even in the times when you think life is just getting to hot and stressful, God will give you a cool breeze and something to slow down and marvel at. Also it's a time for us to speed things up. Like getting the canning done before winter, and getting the garden tilled and dressed for the next planting. Getting the house cleaned before we have to shut it up for cold weather. Like how I'm trying to clean my room and re-organize it!!
 Also this fall I am doing my own kind of college work. I'm researching Autism, and Art Therapy. I would like to go to college for an Art Therapy Major and an Early Childhood Special Education Minor. I would love to work with mostly Autistic children and maybe some adults. I just feel like that is what I am meant to do. :)
 Some more changes that this coming season is bringing are, canning!! Momma has been canning like crazy. We have Apples, tomatoes, peaches, and lots of other things. So we will have some healthy, organic meals to come this winter. Another change, (kind of a silly one) I stopped cutting my hair! Last October I got my hair cut. It used to be to just below my mid back. When I got it cut it was just above my shoulders. This summer..... just below my earlobes!!! It looked cute. Some people liked it. But after a while I got bored with it and wanted it to grow out so I could put up and some cute way like I had before. Well I just couldn't stop trimming it. But now I have just the right kind of layer in my hair, and I'm letting it grow. I want it to be below my mid back again. So maybe this coming summer it will be back to where it should be! (fingers crossed!)
 One more change, (this one is alittle more change of heart but not mind or feelings) My boyfriend and I decided to take a break for a month. We were just arguing more than we should and just getting mad at each other and not looking forward to seeing each other like we used to. So I prayed about it and I feel like God has told us to just back off and work on school, work, and finding Him again. We still email, and text but we will not see or talk to each other unless we really have to. I am trying to come up with some fun 'Fall Dates' for us to do. Like bike riding, going to open mic nights at the cafe' next to his apartment, and spending time with friends outside of the apartment. (like not being inside at all. unless we get hungry for food or are cold. but I will not spend time in his apartment with him and his friends. just outside the 'home' dates/courtship!!)
 So there are a few changes of season in my life! Some Great, some good, some silly, and one that hurts alittle. But Change is good. Even though it may get cold, and make you sad, or get hot and make you feel angry. But sometimes the feeling is warm, and can make you feel happy!! But the thing to remember that what ever change brings, it's in God's time and it will always turn out good in the end!
 I pray that what ever change you are going through, whether it be seasonal, or God given timing, I pray that you stay strong in the Lord and trust Him with all your heart and that your ending is a happy one.

 With Love, Prayers, Good Thoughts, and Blessings,
God Bless, ~*Caitydid*~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm still here!!

Hey Y'all! I'm still here. I didn't leave you for good. To be honest I just have been lazy and not blogged. I'm sorry for leaving you hanging. Allot has been going on in my life the past few months and it's just made me so tired and forgetful and just plain lazy. LORD HELP ME! ;)
 Well where to start, In June My boyfriend came home from China. I was there when he got off his plain and he was so happy to see me and his mom and sister and was so tired. We just sat most of the day. Hardly talked and watched movies. But I was happy to be close to him again. I missed him. Then about a week and a half after I went to counsel at a local Quaker Church Camp (I'm not Quaker but I am a Christian and that is all that matters!) and it was fun. I was there for about three and a half weeks. My boyfriend was there the last week to help with the Jr.High campers. I did Day Camp (preschoolers) My niece went to that one and had a little bit of fun, then Jr. Camp (about middle school age) then the Jr. High Camp (sixth through eighth grade). Next year I get to stay one more week for the Sr. High Camp (ninth to twelfth grades). While I was at camp my dad sold my horses for me. I know it's sad that happened but it was for the best. I was not working with Lexus as much as I should and my pony foundered and needed more attention than I could give. So it was better for them to go to a girl just out of college who loves to work with quarter horses and has a little one to look after the pony. I do miss them but now I have less stress and more time. I still have my rabbit though!! He's still lounging around under his fan and enjoying his life.
 Well after camp I had a small break, went to work and helped plant the garden. I did go out with friends and spent time with my boy. July brought heat and fair. My little sister showed some meat chickens at the fair and some fancy chickens. I think she got a sixth place, a fourth, and a second. I can't really remember because I was not there for all of the shows. I had to work. :( But she had fun and learned allot. Well about the middle of the month I house sat for my boyfriends family while they were out of state. I stayed with his little sister and we had so much fun. We hung out cut up some skinny jeans, ate allot!, and went shopping. My boy did come every other night to make sure we were ok.(I think he was paid to) and we watched movies and swam and ate more! It was a great week. It was kind of odd coming home after living on my own (pretty much) for a week. I kind of missed having a place to myself and house keeping (for myself and one other) Made me think of how I'll feel when I get married and be on my own but not some day. :) 
 Well now on to August. the Tenth was my niece's fourth birthday. She is getting too big. And now it's the middle of August and mom has started canning and harvesting the garden and getting ready for fall. (which reminds me I need to finish cleaning and redoing my room...) and school is starting. Where did summer go? I have to start looking for a job for fall and winter when the golf course closes down for the off season too. Wow. So much has been going on in such a small time.
 Well now I have to start thinking of what to get people for Christmas, what to make for Thanksgiving, what to be for Halloween, and what I want for my birthday!! OHMYGOSH! 2010 is almost over and to me it has only begun. Lord Help Me.
 I have been reading. Just not keeping to my list I have. I feel bad about that one. But I will make that my Winter reading list!! And I shall add to that. I shall also make a "Winter Making List" and I will post all of my winter makings in it. Things like, knitted stuff, crochet stuff, and all things hand made. Maybe even some cooking/baking goods too! :) It'll be perfect for the holiday season!
Well that's about it for now. I promise to blog more often. Till then, Yours till the Stars Fall,

Friday, June 11, 2010


 The last couple of night have been relative nice. A nice breeze and a warm sun go well together. So I went out to the Garden. Ours has been over taken by the evil forces of weeds!! And not just the grassy kind of weeds.. OH NO... the big boys! The ones you have to cut up with a hoe and then get down on your hands and knees and dig the root up as well!! But I was victorious in the back half of the garden. The front half is now up to time and fate!
 But as I was working in the garden and even thinking about it, How I had to remember that I need to be out at lest a half hour to an hour a day to work in it, and how I had to really work this time to get it back to where is somewhat was. I got to thinking about my walk with God. How I need to remember to spend time every day with Him and really STOP what I am doing to talk with Him and Work and Walk with Him. and How if I forget a day or two, how I really have to work harder to gain that faith and trust again. Just like the garden I have to get down on my hands and knees and dig up the "Root"s of the problem and work through them and really sweat for what I want!
 And what I want is a full garden with lots of vegetables and good things. Not weeds that could poison me or just be a pain!
 I want my life to be like that! A Full Lift with lots of fruits of labor and good things. Not evil things that could poison my relationship with God and Others or just make things worse.
 That's a lift I strive for. For me, my family and friends, and my beloved. That's all I want from life.
Is to get a little dirt between my toes while walking with My GOD! (Amen)

 I pray that whom ever reads this is inspired to "weed" out their life and live life with God in a beautiful thriving, over flowing Life!
 God Bless!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

~*Just a Prayer............

So I've been under allot of stress the past few weeks. (school, work, animals foundering and needing more time and effort) and I've not been handling it very well, I've been very grumpy and sad and frustrated. So today I get this verse form KLove... I think God is looking out for all of us and is very good to us. He puts us in a stressful situation to test our love and faith for Him, and to see how much we shall obey. :) I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me! Blessings on this very Beautiful Night!

For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress.

~ Psalm 143:11

Friday, May 21, 2010

And I will Praise You in the Storm!

 When I was a little girl I remember sitting in the kitchen in our 'old' house and watching storm come across the soy bean field in the back. I would sit with my older sister and mom and sometimes my Grandpa Tony!
 I think those are the times I will never forget because they hold some very special memories for me. Just the thought of sitting with my family is enough. But to hear a storm outside my bedroom window and remember those times, it makes me so thankful.
 Well now I'm older and living in a new house, Our kitchen window is not as big as the old one and my grandpa is not around anymore and my sister is with her little girl, and momma is busy making sure that my little sister and I have just enough and then some. But I can still watch and listen to the storms.
 I like sitting in our "sun room" and reading when it storms. All three walls are windows and provide just enough of a view so I can see the clouds and flash of lightning, and feel the thunder. It makes me feel at peace when I smell the rain coming, and feel alive when the wind blows. I love storms. "And I will Praise You in the Storm!" (I forget where that one is from.) But i do. I praise God for every drop of rain.

Monday, May 10, 2010

~*While I wait Paiently*~...

 "How Long Will You Make Me Wait? I Don't Know How Much More I Can Take..."
  (To Whom It May Concern - The Civil Cars)

It's Spring, time to plant the garden and flowers and wait! I always have to wait. My Boyfriend is in China for a business class and I have to wait 21 more days till he comes home!
 I have to wait for school to be over! I have to wait on God's time!! (Ecclesiastes. 3:1-8)
But most of all I have to wait for My Beloved! Whom God is taking care of for me as He is taking care of me for him! I have always loved the "Praying for my Beloved" because it puts your full trust in God and in His timing! I have read many blogs and devotions about this and this has made me feel some what happy. Because every time I pray for my beloved I feel closer to God and feel like my beloved is praying for me.
 There are a lot of things we must wait on. Sometimes I really hate to wait sometimes. Like when you are baking chocolate chip cookies and they are in the oven and you have to wait for them to bake. Then you have to take them out then you have to wait for them to cool. That is the kind of waiting I don't like.
 I also don't like waiting for e-mails form my boyfriend! It's hard cause he is almost twelve hours ahead of us! It's so funny, I sent him an e-mail this morning and I told him good night but it was 930am here! It's great.
 Sigh I also can't wait for camp. I love camp and I can't wait for school to be over.

When I left for school today my little sisters nanny goat was in labor, When I got home form work there were two Baby Boys!! They are so cute but we kind of wanted and needed girls!! Awe well you get what you get! Well that is all for now. I hope you can wait for my next post! ;)
  Until we meet(again),
Love, Prayers, and Blessings,

 "Dear Whom Ever You May Be, I'm Still Waiting Patently!"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Summer Reading...

Well I know I will be busy this summer with the garden boxes and work and camp and what not, But there is always time to read right?!

 So I was looking at some blogs that I like to read and I saw that one had a reading list. I looked at the titles and I liked the was some of them sound so I wrote them down and made my own Summer Reading List!
 Maybe You would like to read along with me....
  • Boundaries in Dating. By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend This was a very good book!
  • *Boundaries Face to Face. How to Have That Difficult Conversation You've Been Avoiding: With Your Spouse, Adult Child, Boss, Coworker, Best Friend, Parent, or Someone You're Dating. By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • How to Find a Date Worth Keeping. By Dr Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend I will have to get this one again. I ran out of time to read it.
  • Art and the Bible. By Francis Schaeffer
  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. By Jermiah Burrough
  • Desiring God. By John Piper
  • Art for Gods Sake. By Philip Grahm Ryken
  • *Boy Meets Girl. By Joshua Harris
  • I kissed Dating Good Bye. by Joshua Harris (will read again)
  • Not Even A Hint.(A Study Guide for Young/Weman). By Joshuah Harris
  • The War Against Boys- How Misguiding Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men. By Christina Hoff -Sommers
  • Becoming a Titus 2 Woman. By Martha Peace
  • Passion and Purity. By Elizabeth Elliot
  • Let Me Be A Woman. By Elizabeth Elliot
  • The Beauty of Modesty. By David and Diane Vaughan
  • The Princess and the Kiss. By Jennie Bishop (yes I know it's a child's book but it has such a great message in it and it's so cute!)
  • Before You Meet Prince Charming. By Sarah Mally
  • Her Hand In Marriage. By Douglas Wilson
  • The Wise Woman's Guide to Blessing Her Husbands Vision. By Douglas Phillips
  • Verses of Virtue. Arther Unknown (by me)
  • Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. By Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald
  • So Much More. By Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Bothin
*currently reading

I made my boyfriend read I Kissed Dating Good Bye so he knew where I was coming from when we first started dating. My friend let me read her copy after I had broke up with my ex and after reading the book My mind was wide open! I was able to (some what) trust guys and my self again and not feel all awkward around them. So that is why I made my BF read it. So he knew what I was talking about and so we could set up boundaries in our relationship with each other! It's a great book if you want to meet guys but not date them because it just has a whole lot of truth in it!

There will be more book to come to keep checking in and read along with me! It will be a great way to spend summer evenings or just an afternoon after church or during lunch! So read along and enjoy Gods blessings known as Books!!

Have a wonderful and Blessed day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today is Wednesday!

So today is Wednesday. Just another day to you but to me it's a day off. Sure I still have to go to school, but I don't have to work tonight, and I can go to Bible study with my friend this evening!
 I like Wednesdays when the sun is out and the weather is great! Today I think after I get done with school and running around town and putting gas in the van I'm going to go home and help my momma set up her blog and show her how to put up some pictures and then go riding!
 I'm going bare back again and maybe try a trot. Just a little one because last year when I rode Lexus bare back for the first time I had her go into a trot and she kind of spazed out and threw me across the paddock!! But I got right back up dusted off my pants and back and got right back on. But then she got this crazy idea that if she throws me enough I might stop getting on her back. So she threw me once more!! So again I got up dusted off checked for broken bones, and got right back on! She tried again but I stopped her this time and grabbed a handfull of hair and held on and jerked the bit in her mouth and she stopped and just stood there!
 She did good last time I rode her. She wanted to trot, but I kept her at a walk for the time.

Saturday will be a good day too!
 There will be a counselor meeting at the campgrounds where I help out every summer and I am taking my little sister and her friend and my boyfriend is coming up in the morning to go with us. It will be an all day thing so I'm excited. I love camp so much. It's where I first heard Gods voice. It was so powerful that I just broke down and cried at campfire! This is such a great memory for me. I invited my boyfriend to help out this year because I wanted to show him what this camp means to me and how much it has changed my life and how much closer to God I am when I am there!
 He's not sure if he can make it because of work and all but I'm really praying that he can because it would mean so much to me to share this part of my life with him.

Work is going well for me. Just a lot of walking and small talk. (I don't like small talk) I am enjoying being outside alot. It's better than an office job, but doesn't pay as well. I just got my first pay check and it wasn't as much as I thought it would be but that's ok. My bank account is getting bigger and that is all I'm asking for! Well that's all for today! Blessings!

  Caitydid! <3's

Monday, April 12, 2010


Oh How I love Warm Weather!!
 Yesterday was about 72* and perfict!
I went to church with my boyfriend and his family and it was good service. There was a new speaker there who (he and his wife) are wanting to start their own church! So the Pasture asked him to speak! It was really amazing! He jumped around a lot but he was a really good and passionate speaker!! I liked him alot. I will him and his wife the best of luck!

 After church we (my boyfriend and I) went back to his house for lunch. (After stoping at StarBucks!)
When we got home no one was there yet so, we had to take the dog (just a small lap dog) out and so I grabbed her leash and went out the door! We walked walked around the yard for alittle and were met by the other two dogs my boyfriends family owns, and we took a hike in their woods that is part of their yard! I loved that because I love to be outside and I love the woods.
 It was a great day even tough I could only be with him for a little while (I had to work at four and he had to go back to school) It was a great day!!

 The other day I rode my quater horse bare back! It was fun even though she did not do what I wanted her to do. All she did was make a big circle and stand at the gate hoping I would get off her back but I made her turn a tight circle and few times and made her WALK around the paddock. The reason I say WALK like that is because I'm alittle scared that if I try to trot her she may buck me off like she did three times last year! So I'm taking things slow. Just a walk for a week or so then move on to a walk/trot. Then maybe I'll try to canter bare back!! That would be so much fun!!! But let me tell you after about an hour riding, my legs felt like JELLY! They still hurt! Oh My Goodness do my legs hurt!! I'm going to try to ride in the mornings now because I have to go to school at 12:30 and work right after that (four fifteen to close) so there is no time to ride in the evenings because it's too dark when I get home.
 So I'm going to try to wake up early (six thirty seven'ish) and feed early and try to ride before lunch!
We'll see!

 Well My mother is asking to get on the computer now so I will go and finsh my lunch!

I pray that God Blesses your day with sunshine and warm weather!!
 With Love and Blessings,

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


Well today is another beautiful day! The sun is shining and the wind is blowing. I have to go to work today but I'll be outside all evening so I can just soak in the Son!
 God has truly blessed us with this nice weather this week. Though chilly at times it is a blessing to see the sun. Easter was a nice day. Mom had to work till two and after she got home we left for our grandparents.
 There we gatherd with My oldersister and her husbond and my niece. My Grandma, Grandpa, Mom's brother and his girlfirend.
 It was a nice day. Dinner Lots of Desserts and Playing egg hunt!!
When we got home that evening I was soo tired from chasing my niece around the yard that I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pellow. It was a great day to remember the Wonderful Gift God has givin us and to remember How He Died for our sins!
 I have been singing a lot lately.
That seems to happen a lot this time of year. My heart is joyful for the weather and my soul just wants to PRAISE GOD with the beautiful voice he has givin me. Also about this time of month/year is when my dad and I feel a little down because the last weekend of March marks the anniversory of my Grandpa Toneys' death. He is my dad's dad and he was my best friend. My dad tends to get a little grumpy because he is sad I just get a little depressed. It happens every year so we learn to cope. I miss him greatly.
 he died when I was four in a half years old. I believe he was 75 when he passed. I still miss him like he died just yesterday. But now He is with my Father in Heaven along with other relitives.
 Well that is about all I have to say today. I'll write more when I remember.
I pray that God Blesses Whom Ever is Reading This. And I Pray That We May Meet In another Time and Blessed Place!!
 With Love and Blessings,
Caity! <3

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Time

 Sense the first of the month, they weather has been nice. The sun was shining and it was warm and moods were perking up!
 But now for the past three or four days it has been raining, and the weather has been a little chilly.
But Spring is coming! And that makes me happy, because then I can plant the flower seeds that I bought and make my garden box and plant some of my own vegietables and other things!
 I also can't wait till St. Patrick's Day! I'm so Irish in the month of March it's pretty much amazing. I remember when I was little I wanted to dye my hair green and wear an outfin of all green! But I can't do that now because my teacher will take away grade points for the green hair and I have to wear my black pants for class but I am aloud to wear a green shirt and my FAVORITE lime green four inch high heals! I can't wait!

 School has been going ok. I still don't like my class and I'm looking for a GED class to take that doesn't run at the same time as my class. I'm also thinking of alpplying for Wright State College. But that's still a maybe.

 The animals are doing good. I gave the rabbit his pre-spring time hair cut, and the Horses are happy to be out of the snow but now they have to deal with the rain and mud! Poor things are up to their hocks in mud!!

 We have seen some flowers bloom already! They are very pretty. All purple and yellow and green. It makes me happy to know that I'm not the only one ready for sunshine and warm weather.

 Well that is it for now!!

May the Road rise to Meet you,
May the Winds always be at your Back,
May the Sun shine Warm upon your Face,
The rains Falls softly upon your Fields,
And untill We meet Again,
May God hole you in the palm of His Hand
A traditional Gaelic Blessing


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Morning.

Well the snow keeps coming down. Will it ever stop!?
Feeding the animals is getting to be more and more of a hardship. The snow is so high in the horses field and the way to the goat barn is so slick.
I cannot wait for spring, but as I wait I shall have myself a cup of coffee and also wait for the water to heat up so that I may wash my hair!
With Love and Frosted Blessings,
Caitydid! <3

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

This is one of the best tasting cakes I have ever baked! I love to eat it on a cool morning, with a cup of coffee and a Jane Austin book! I also love it when family and friends come over and we eat a piece and talk and laugh! My mom loves it for her birthday cake. so Here is the recipe Enjoy!!


Preheat oven 350* and grease a 13x9” pan

Cinnamon Crumb Topping:

In medium mixing bowl mix -

2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

With Fingers work in -
1 cup (2 sticks) Butter (soften)

Cake Batter:

In Large mixing bowl combine -

½ cup (1 stick) butter (soften) and 1 ¼ cup sugar well blended

then add -

3 large eggs
2 teaspoons of Vanilla

then Sift in -

2 ¼ cups Flour
2 ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt

and add ¾ cups Milk

Spoon batter into pan and with Hands form
Cinnamon Crumb Topping into marble-size chunks;
place evenly over batter.

Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cabin Fever

I'm getting so bored with winter! It's pretty an all but I like being outside in just jeans and a tee shirt and jacket. Not 5 layers of clothes.
I'm getting tired of being stuck at home all the time. Sense there is a lot of snow and drifts on the roads I am not aloud to go anywhere besides school and back. Maybe the store but that's it.
I want to go out side and get some sun. I want to go places and hang out with my friends. I want spring so bad! I would love to start planting my garden, and working with my horses. I would LOVE to be able to go on more hikes and be in the woods across from our house.
Go to the beach and splash around with Friends, go to camp and be closer to God.
*SIGH* Spring sounds only like a dream right now. Just a dream that I can not have.
I can't believe that it's only February. Winter has really just started for our neck of the woods. And I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Yesterday morning I went out to feed my horses and my Mare was just being soo goofy!
She would snort and run around and flip her nose through the snow and give me little shoves so I would loose me balance and fall a little and she would bother the pony and make him all mad. It was so funny to see her like that. and I could see me in how she was. I'm so tired of these four walls! I need to get out for a day or two.
Awe well. Spring will soon be here and I can't wait.

With Love and Blessings

Thursday, February 04, 2010

My Reminders of GOD!

O LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from honest lips.

~ Psalm 17:1

Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.

~ Psalm 16:1

I love you, Lord; you are my strength.

~ Psalm 18:1

The Lord will work out his plans for my life -- for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me.

~ Psalm 138:8

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

~ Psalm 37:23

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.

~ Psalm 40:2

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.

~ John 13:34

We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves.

~ Romans 15:1

Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

~ Romans 12:9

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.

~ Proverbs 17:22

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

~ Proverbs 4:23

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

~ Proverbs 3:5

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

~ Psalm,

I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.

~ Isaiah 57:15

There are "friends" who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

~ Proverbs 18:24

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

~ Proverbs 27:9

Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.

~ Psalm 37:7

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

~ Psalm 103:2

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

~ James 1:19

… let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

~ Hebrews 12:1

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

~ Romans 8:28

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

~ James 1:12,

Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

~ Psalm 5:3

Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

~ Psalm 25:5

My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.

~ Proverbs 23:19,

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

~ Philippians 2:13

For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

~ Ephesians 2:10

Friday, January 29, 2010

Waltz Evening!

I am so excited for tomorrow evening!
Well first my Boyfriend is coming up to be with my for my birthday! And also there is a Waltz evening!!
I love waltz's. The dresses, the music, the friends! My two friends are coming to my house to get ready with me and my sister, and then we all will go to my boyfriends house and head out to the Dance Hall!
I can not wait!!!! I will post some pictures as soon as I can!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My day.....

So this is pretty much how my day goes-

7:00am- mom comes in a "tires" to wake me up.

8:00-8:30am- I roll out of bed, brush my teeth, walk into the kitchen get my coffee started and head out to feed my animals.

9:00am - I drink my coffee while I get ready for school and catch up on my Facebook Yahoo and Gmail. (Now I will blog a little too)

11:00am - Eat lunch

11:50am - Leave for school

12:30pm- Class starts, get on bus and head out for Job Shadow at the C.Co Head Start.

3:00pm- go home.

4:30-5:00pm eat dinner

5:30-6:30pm- Feed animals

7:00 and on- Hang out in house with family. unless it's Monday then My little sister and I go Contra Dancing or if it's Wednesday i go to bible study with my really good friend!

So that is my day. Really boring, but busy. I'm still trying to find a good job and trying ti get into some GED classes so I can go to college.
The school I go to is just an afternoon class for Early Childhood Education. I'm not a fan of the calss but it's a good skill to know if you want to be a Preschool Teacher someday! :)
Well I have to go and finish getting ready.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My First Blog!!

January 26, 2010 Tuesday 8:19pm
What am I doing right now? I am watching Flicka with my little sister and typing my first blog post! Who am I? My name is...Well you can call me Caity! My middle name is Caitlynn, and before my grandpa Tony died he always used to call me Caitydid. After he died no one has ever used that name, but now I shall clam it as ME!
I am one week exactly form turning 19. I have Red hair that I describe as Burnt/Rusty Copper! I have Golden Honey brown eyes with a dark Chocolate rim around both! I am about 5' 6" tall, and VERY Original. My family... Dad, Mom, Older sister, and little sister. Two black cats, one stray calico cat, 15 hens plus one good roster and two rosters that we are trying to get rid of. Two nanny goats, an Angora rabbit, Quarter Horse, and a Hackney Pony!
WOW...that's a lot of family members living on one three acre farm! :)
My family lives on a Hobby Farm. We just try to get by. We have a garden and we can anything we can grow and pick. The house we live in came with an Orchard, apple trees, peach, and plumb trees and pear trees as well. I love the orchard. There used to be a Strawberry patch, but that got mowed over to make room for the horse paddock. But my mom made a garden box and planted some more! we have a few garden boxes. And next summer we will have more. I'll even have my own.
My next store neighbors let me use their back acre for my horses, so they have room to move. There is a little shed that dad and our neighbor divided so my mare would stop running my pony(a gelding) out into the rain! They are just like a brother and sister. Can't stand to be around each other, but take one away for a while and the other flips out and pouts the whole time! They make me laugh, and cry, and stress out and see that God entrusted us to take care of His creatures.
The Angora rabbit is mine. I brush him when I can, and I cut his hair in the summer, and sometimes in the winter because his hair gets all matted because his water bottle drips on him sometimes.
The goats and chickens are my little sisters. She milks and breeds the nannies. One of which is due in the spring (fingers crossed!) the other we are letting her take a break. Mom and my sister take the goats milk and makes SOAP! I like the soap. It makes your skin so soft. and it's good for you. The chickens are for eggs. we are only getting three eggs right now. They seem to do that about every winter. They lay good all summer, spring and fall but winter they just slow down. I guess all of their energy is going to trying to keep warm so they kind of forget to lay eggs every once in a while.
The cats are just family pets. They go in and out as they please. There is one male and one female. Brother and sister. and the stray came with the house. She is very sweet and good outside cat to have.
I'm not very good at blogging every day or even every other day, so there may be times where blogs will be about a week or two apart. So that is just a warning to who ever reads this.
I'm not very good with words either. Well I'm not a good speller so God Bless who ever put spell check on the tools bar! :)
But also I can never seem to find the right words to say sometimes. Other times I could probably write a whole book of poems! Just depends on my mood that day.
I am also trying to keep God and Christ in my life. And that is a constant battle. With the world I live in and the days I go through, It's so hard to remember. There are some times that I forget there is a God and those are the times I need HIM the most! But those are also the times my friends and my boyfriend will randomly call me or text me or even send me a message that just say, "Just wanted to let you know that God made you an Amazing friend to me! Thanks." and after I see how much of an influence I am on other people because of my Godliness, it amazes me! Then when I do remember God, those are the times that I am quite, I keep to myself, and I pray! From the time I wake up to the time I lay me down, I pray for EVERY ONE and Thing! There are a lot of people in my life who need God and there are lot of people who just need a friend. And that's what I pray for. For God to hold them in HIS hands and near HIS heart!
I know I am all over the place right now but I just have all this stuff I want to say... but not a whole lot of time!
Heeeemmmmmmm....what else can I tell you about?
Well I mentioned that I had a boyfriend! I do. He is a great guy. He just turned 20 he is going to college, and we have been dating for 8 months.
At the end of the week he is coming up for my birthday. He is very sweet and very Christian. He is a constant reminder of all the great people out there. And there are great/good people out there you just have to look real hard! He is also very Noble and good to me because he told me once, before we even started to hang out a lot that he would never kiss a girl until their wedding day! I thought that was the sweetest thing ever. So this whole time we have known each other, have been hanging out and dating we have not kissed once. He does kiss me on the cheek. But that is just his way of letting me know that he really likes me and trusts me and loves me! We are not in LOVE. We love each other but in just a boyfriend and girlfriend kind of way. And I like it like that. He is my best friend. He knows more about me than any one! And I him. :)
I will talk about my boyfriend a lot because we talk to each other and hang out allot, I also have other friends but I don't get together with all of them too much. Just a few at a time.
Well I have to go to bed now. Yes I go to bed at 9:00pm!! I have school tomorrow and animals to feed and water. So,
Good night and my the Lord send 14 angels to watch you sleep! (from an old welsh lullaby)
With Love and Kindness